How 5 Things Will Change The Way You Approach Electricians, Electrical System Advice
How 5 Things Will Change The Way You Approach Electricians
June 25 2020
By Jim Pullman
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Are you wondering how to best approach the situation when you need to hire an electrician? This is an important decision because keeping your electrical system functional and safe is of paramount importance.
If your home’s electrical system isn’t in the best order, then you run the risk of a fire. Take control of the situation by learning exactly how to identify a quality electrician. Here are five essential tips for choosing an electrician you can trust and who will perform the best work on your home.
Are They Licensed, Bonded And Insured?
It’s imperative to choose an electrician who is properly insured, bonded and licensed before they enter your home and perform any work.
You’re protected from added stress and costs if anything goes wrong inside your house. It also ensures that anyone working on your wiring system knows what they’re doing. You should only let someone with the correct training inside your home. That way, you know the work performed is effective and safe.
Check which type of license your electrician possesses. One type is called a journeyman’s license. You might compare this one to having a driver’s permit. Choose an electrician who has the equivalent of a full driver’s license, which is the full emergency electrician’s license. Again, the reason is you only want someone with the most experience and skills working on your wiring system.
What’s Their Reputation Look Like?
It used to be that you could only check an electrician’s reputation via word of mouth. The Internet has changed this situation. You can easily access important information online that reveals your potential electrician’s reviews, testimonials and overall reputation.
Check out their website. Look for a testimonial page so you can get a quick idea of what past customers have said about them. Some electricians might forego listing testimonials on their website and use third-party review sites instead. This is just fine. You simply want to see that they encourage reviews and keep up with any potential complaints.
By the way, a complaint on a review site doesn’t necessarily mean your electrician is a bad one. We all know it’s impossible to please some people and there are folks who love to complain about the smallest things. Did your electrician answer the complaint on the review site? Can you see that the person complaining was being unreasonable? Are the majority of reviews positive? Then, you’re probably looking at a fantastic electrician who happened to run into a customer that just couldn’t be pleased.
Another way to find out about reputation is asking your electrician for a past customer you can contact. You might only do this if your electrical work is going to be a very large project.
Are No-Obligation Quotes Offered?
It’s normal to be afraid of added charges, excessive costs or bill surprises when calling out an electrician. A quality contractor will offer you a quote without obligation. Take the time to talk to your potential electrician. If you can tell your personality matches their’s and they’ve provided a no-obligation quote, then you can feel great about bringing them in to perform the needed work.
Are Warranties And Guarantees Offered?
Quality electricians offer guarantees on their work. This isn’t negotiable. If you come across one who refuses to guarantee their workmanship, then move on to one who does. You need this protection. The last thing you want is to have a problem occur after an electrician performed their work and then struggle to get them back in to fix it.
An outstanding electrician will always work hard to make sure their work is completed correctly. They will also go above and beyond if something needs to be adjusted after the fact. For instance, we offer a full lifetime guarantee on our work at Chesters Emergency Electricians Canberra.
How Fast Can They Help You?
You want to choose an electrician who offers 24/7 service. It’s important to get wiring work fixed as soon as possible. Don’t work with a contractor who makes you wait days before they show up.
If you make sure your chosen electrician has these five items checked off, then you can rest assured that you’re using a contractor who will perform great work for you.
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